Lucy’s Story, The End of the World Book Review

“I am the keeper of destiny”

If there is one book that got me from start to finish it would be this one, I loved every part of it and yet again I was able to use my imagination on it, even as a 14 year old I was able to shockingly relate to this book. This is second of Z.R Southcombe’s books I have and it doesn’t fail to bring me into excitement and pure bliss as I turn into each page. Have you ever wondered what would it be like if what you always thought wasn’t real actually came to life? Well, if you think so, you should read this book and i’m sure that adventuring with Lucy can give you a feeling of excitement!

24812486Blurb:

When Lucy Carroll began writing ‘The End of the World’ she didn’t want it to actually happen – but destiny had other plans.
Now, locked in the Galaxy Tower with a grumpy captor, a cheery wizard, and all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures, Lucy needs to get back to Earth to somehow restore the planet – and everyone on it – back to life.All Lucy has on her side is the power of imagination, and her newfound friends… but will it be enough?

I would rate this book a 4.7 over 5 stars

I liked almost everything about this book, and most of all I love how I could clearly relate to Lucy. The book started off with a good narration on Lucy- the stories her uncle told her and the roots of her writing about the end of the world. At some points, I could channel the story to the youth today- not wanting to go to school, making weird and robust excuses,but I guess at times I see myself in her, and that I cannot deny.

Another reason why I really enjoyed this book is because it roots back to my love for Science, and after the first few chapters i already got myself hooked to it, in fact it was such a pain to put down. I travelled along with Lucy as if we were side by side, and by far I really enjoyed this book among all the children’s books I’ve ever read.

And just like how Lucy’s imagination was fed by her uncle’s stories, she was able to feed mine in return! I just loved this, this is certainly a must read! I would like to thank Ms. Z.R Southcombe for sending me a copy of her book in exchange of my honest review!

Books through post, Book Mail!

This took me so long to finally get to post again, I’ve been so occupied with school that all my mail has been set forth behind my shelf. Finally, after a three day long weekend (oh, that’s not even much of a rest) I decided to dig in to the packages I left unopened. Here are some of what I got:

(I’m terribly sorry on how overdue this is, I’ll make it up to you all by reading them as fast as I could so I can put up the reviews, as you can see I ended up unpackaging them in my car due to my lack of time)

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I’m so glad that some authors have decided to put effort by signing them for me! I really feel the love! Some of the titles above are: The Spice Box Letters by Eve Makis, I forgot to take my pill, an honest diary of a first time mum by Sharyn Hayden, and Obelus Wheeze by J.C Loen.

Also, another of which I got from my doorstep is one of Ms.Z.R Southcombe’s books, Lucy’s Story! They all look splendid!

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Moist on Windows

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”

I woke up to the sound of raindrops as they fall down my balcony, I woke up to the sight of dark skies & wind.There’s just something about the rain that gives me a sense of comfort, though I was disturbed by waffling thoughts on today’s agenda. I checked up my nightstand where my digital alarm clock stood, it read “July 12, 7:30 am” however the gloominess made me feel it was still night time, with the cold rush on my finger I drew out through the moist building up on my window – it looked great I just had to take some shots.

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The view out my window, the buildings were a blurr and the wind was intense. What a gloomy morning huh? I decided to ‘draw’ my feelings out on my moist frosted window. It looked awesome – i just had to get it through. I had McDonald’s for breakfast partnered up with some hot chocolate. (Yum!) and I set off to work – I have written two poems & I have sent in my Magazine Correspondent Entry to CandyMag.coml. I am planning to put up my written output on this & showcase to y’all my persuasive skills. Hoping for the best on these projects, stay tuned!

Photographs & Projects

It was our first week of school and yet it was numbered down to 2 days of school due to the storms that come to my rather not-so-hot-country-anymore that result to unwanted class suspension. To be honest, I was looking forward to school, I mean hey, we had FOUR months of summer, I need education. Really though. So I have 5 days of ‘extended summer’ – amazing. I did all kinds of stuff, from chatting with my friends, watching movies back to back ( X-Files: I want to believe, Unfriended, Inside Out, The Sisterhood of Travelling Pants ++) writing some poetry, to just eating my boredom out.

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Club select- I’ve been going through this little booklet lately given to us during our first day. I have picked out three clubs which were so different from last school year I decided to go more sporty, yet tryouts await me. (Fitness, Volleyball, & Shakers, I’m ready for ya!) Looking at my schedule overwhelms me with tryouts that end at 5, yet I come to wonder what time I’d be even going home. I have so much plans for this SY, I hope this year is my year!

Even my dog Cashew decides to zone out due to the weather. How adorable, I just love getting pictures of him.

Song of the day: Things that don’t move in the night by Edward Turner; this song is amazing s/o to my friend for introducing this song to me, you may listen to it by clicking on the title.

The MICROWAvist: Food by the microwave

Aren’t we all craving for some toothsome little snack once in a while? Say goodbye to restaurant runs, goodbye to spending alot of money, and hello to the microwave. ( Haha, this looks like I’m making a Microwave advertisement) – With just some simple ingredients you can bring good food into your home with this 7 simple and easy recipes! Let’s dive in shall we?

1. One Minute Quiche in a Mug

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This is one of my favorites, perfect for breakfast, just add in your favorite bread and butter as a side, and you’re good to go!

2. French Toast in A CupĀ 

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Craving for some good morning toast? i’m sure you’d love this! Why not add some maple syrup or even melted nutella to relieve that early morning sweet tooth with a drizzle on your microwave popped french toast.

3. Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookie

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I’ve tried this and I personally have no words for how this went. I topped it off with some cookie butter, it was heart wrenching good.

4. Banana Bread in a Mugmug banana bread

Bananas, what a delight! What more to have them in pastry form right out of your microwave in minutes. This is just WOW, amazing.

5. Mac and Cheese

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I could say, even the sight of the picture makes my stomach yearn for it. Nothing like Mac & Cheese as a little snack through a mug. Yum!

6. Chocolate Chip Cake in a Mug

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Chocolate Chip Cake? Yes there’s such a thing. Top it off with your favorite ice cream and eat it on a very hot day. Spot on! I love topping it off with some Vanilla or Salted Caramel Ice cream.

7. One Minute donuts

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They look amazing! I never knew this were even possible. Yet I haven’t tried making it yet, I’m sure I will as soon as I find myself at the state of desperate hunger.

Well, I guess that’s it. I hope you guys enjoyed these 7 super easy, super delicious microwave treats you can make in minutes. I personally think these are a good go. Go ahead & comment your thoughts & requests.

For inquiries you may email me at: patricia.kajihara@gmail.com, all the love!